Kim Morgan, a sculptor/installation artist born and raised in Saskatchewan, whose works incorporate techniques, materials and technologies from a wide range of disciplines. An understanding and manipulation of spatial systems is an important part of her research.
More specifically she's interested in how we produce and negotiate the spaces we live in, how we move through them, and how this affects individual and collective identities. Examining our changing perceptions of time and space as perceived in an ever changing contemporary context is a central feature of her research.
For the last eight years she has been exploring the process and efficacy of interdisciplinary collaborations through public art projects. She believes public art can function as an active cultural/social space which connects diverse groups of people and stimulates dialogue around current issues. From 2005 to 2008, she was the artist-in-residence for TRLabs Regina, where she collaborated with scientists and engineers to create interactive public art works.
Her works have been exhibited in Canada, New York, and Europe. One recent project is Tracing the City, Exploring the Private Experience of Public Art through Art and Anthropology, an interdisciplinary research project involving cinema, urban anthropology and visual art. We are investigating the private experience of art within the public space of the city. This project is funded by a SSHRC Research and Creation Grant. Another recent project is Range Light Borden-Carleton, PEI 2010 which is included in the Oh Canada Exhibition at Mass MoCA (May 2012-2013). She has created a cultural artifact out of a dead monument – a sort of counter-memorial to the positive and negative effects of the changes, now enfolding past, present, and future in the gallery space.
Kim Morgan is also an Associate Professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, where she teaches sculpture, installation, and public art and she is also a researcher at Cineflux, NSCAD.